Tagged: nativity

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Finding Mary

TW: birth experience Did she scream? It bothers me, the way we see Mary after the birth, immaculate blue robe, beatific smile, her perky breast that never knew stretchmarks pointing toward heaven. Clean her...

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The Forgotten Women of the Nativity

Last month, I unpacked my nativity set with my toddler son, handling the smooth olivewood figures carved in Bethlehem for purchase by eager Christian tourists. We named the figures as we put them in...

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A Christmas Sacrament Meeting, the Sequel

Last Christmas, for the second consecutive year, I was charged with creating the Christmas Sacrament Meeting program in my local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) ward as part of my calling...

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Finding Heavenly Mother in the Nativity

Growing up, the most coveted costume in our nativity box was Mary. Unlike the other ramshackle pieces—a few foil-covered cardboard crowns, some tinsel halos, a couple of old bathrobes, and half a dozen shepherd’s...

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Nativity: A Letter to My Son

na·tiv·i·ty (n -t v -t , n -). n. pl. na·tiv·i·ties. 1. Birth, especially the place, conditions, or circumstances of being born. Dear Luke, You’re a grown man, turning thirty tomorrow. But every year around...

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Children’s Nativity Script

Here is a simple, readers theater nativity I wrote for my Primary Sharing Time.  I also used it for a Family Home Evening.  Other than Joseph and Mary, all parts are gender-neutral. You may...

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Exponent II Classics: Easter Thoughts at Christmas

This Exponent II Classic gives me chills. Maureen Ursenbach Beecher Vol. 3, No. 2 (December 1976) Reprinted Vol. 25, No. 1 (Fall 2001) “Did you think mother was never coming?” I murmured to my...